EGG FACTS

 

For you hard core egg fans or perhaps those wishing to brush up on your pub quiz skills (?) or for those who are still sceptical about eating eggs...

*The British eat around 10 billion eggs a year. Averaging around 3 each per week. Of that 10 billion per year we supply approx. 6000 eggs.

*According to the book of Genesis, Chapter One, verses 20-22, the Chicken came before the egg. (According to science the Chicken derived from Dinosaurs so the egg came first. I am a realist and I know which I believe to be true).

*Jon-Stephen Fink's 1981 book Cluck! The True History Of Chickens In The Movies lists 182 films in which chickens or their eggs played a role.

*The most popular way to eat eggs are scrambled and boiled followed by fried and poached.

*The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all regarded the egg as a symbol of creation

*The link between eggs and Easter is partly this symbolism and partly the need at Easter to eat up the vast number of eggs forbidden to Christians during lent.

*Its not just chocolate eggs that sell at Easter - normal egg sales rose by 10 per cent over Easter week in 2006.

*Accroding to American research, it takes 0.792 seconds to take an egg out of the refrigerator.

*It takes between 40 minutes and an hour to boil an Ostrich egg, according to taste. An Ostrich egg omelette will feed 8 hungry people.

*According to a recent survey, one on five adults cannot boil an egg. Loo hoo sers!

Info printed in the Daily Express, April 2007

 

EGG HEALTH

Reasons to eat them...

Egg benefits:

 

Anti-ageing:

Eggs help ward off wrinkles because the body uses protein from them to make collagen, which keeps skin plumped up. Canadian researchers also found that antioxidants in the yolk lower the risk of age related eye degeneration.

Vitamin-packed:

Eggs are rich in vitamins A, D and K. Vitamin A is essential for eye health. Vitamin D boost calcium absorption, and K aids blood clotting.

Slimming:

They contain the amino acid Leucine, which boosts fat burning. American research showed that people who had eggs for breakfast ate fewer calories during the rest of the day.

Brain food:

Scientists have discovered that the choline eggs contain boosts neurotransmissions in your brain. A lack of choline in the womb is linked to poor memory.

Cancer prevention:

Research from Harvard University shows women who eat more eggs in their teens have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Info printed in The Sun 5.4.07

So basically if you want to be good looking, healthy and clever (like me) then eat our eggs!